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Old 03-02-2004, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HEY GUYS, NEED SOME HELP HERE I JUST GOT A 66 MUSTANG 289 AND I WANTED TO PUT ON THE TORQ THRUST II'S ON THE CAR BUT DONT KNOW WHAT SIZE TO GET. I WANTED TO TRY A 17x7 I WENT OUT AND BOUGHT ONE TO SEE IF IT FIT AND OF COURSE IT DID NOT, STUCK OUT TOO MUCH FROM THE WHEEL WELL. EVEN THOUGH I WAS TOLD IT WILL WORK.
I WANT TO PUT SOMETHING ON THAT NEED NO MODIFICATION TO THE CAR. MAYBE A 16X7" PLEASE HELP!! ANY INFO PLEASE E-MAIL ME
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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16's Fit perfect. Did the Shelby mod and 1" blocks on rear springs
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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OK, NOW HERE IS WHERE IT GETS TRICKY 16x7 WITH WHAT,THE 4.25 BACKSIDE OR 4.0 BACKSIDE AND WHATS THE DIFFERENCE? I KNOW THE 4.25 IS A SPECAIL ORDER WHILE THE 4.0 IS A STCOKING PRODUCT.
PLUS DO I NEED TO LOWER THE CAR AND WHAT SIZE TIRE?
BTW NICE CAR.
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice stance, orbit! Do you mind telling us what you have on there, wheel size and tire size. It really fits well together.
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Old 03-02-2004, 10:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You need to consult http://www.dodgestang.com/Tire%20Fit...ide%2065-6.pdf to get a feel for numerous tire and wheel combo's on your stang. I just went through similar search and ended up with 15X7 Torq Thrust D's with 225 60 15 tires on my 68 vert. I looked at numerous posts and tried several websites to come up with what I thought looked best. Here's another example:http://www.mustangsteve.com/rideheight.html. Lastly, I found a local tire dealer who was comfortable ordering in the rims I wanted, and test-mounted several tire options so I could see the right one for my vehicle (at a reasonable price) Good luck
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Old 03-02-2004, 10:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Please stop shouting.

The trick with ANYWHEEL is the backspacing. You need to order the diameter, the width, and the backspacing.

If you read my wheel chart carefully you can pick out a combination that is sure to work on your ride with your specific combitation of parts.

http://www.dodgestang.com/Tire%20Fit...ide%2065-6.pdf

You are shopping at the wrong stores by the way.
you can get 17x8 TTIIs with 4.75 right off the shelf and bolt them right onto you car without a fit problem.

here is my car with 17x8 on all 4 corners
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Old 03-02-2004, 10:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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OK RIGHT NOW ON THE CAR IS THE FACTORY 14" I BELEIVE ITS THE 185-65-14 TIRE AND RIM
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Old 03-02-2004, 10:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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HEY DODGESTANG,
DID YOU DO ANY MOD'S IN ORDER TO GET THEM TO WORK, BECAUSE WHEN I TRIED THE 17X7 THEY STUCK OUT TOO FAR FROM THE WHEEL WELL. BTW YOUR CAR LOOKS GREAT.
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Old 03-02-2004, 10:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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YOU CAN FIT 17's...

I THINK YOUR CAPS LOCK BUTTON IS STUCK....

Please do not use all caps...very annoying...
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Old 03-02-2004, 10:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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They stuck out because you did not buy the correct backspacing.

I did not do anything special to make them fit.
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Before we all start jumping to comclusions why don't you answer a few simple question.

1. What suspension are you running?
2. have you swapped in a different rear?
3. Do you know what brakes you have on the front? how about the rear?


If you have a stock or slightly modyfied mustang, you can go right here: http://www.streetortrack.com/torq-thrust-II.asp and order the 17x8 wheels with 4.75 Backspacing and have them in a couple of days.

If for somereason your car has the incorrect rear end or wilwood disc brakes they would affect your track...more than likely though, the store you bought the wheels from gave you a story and the wheels were just wrong for your application.
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Old 03-02-2004, 10:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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SO WHAT BACKSPACING OOPS darn caps button, so what backspacing and tires did you use on yours?
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Old 03-02-2004, 10:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hey 65 coupe,
Thanks for the tip (caps button kinda of stuck) ::
What size tires and wheels did you use on yours?
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I will not tell you that. :p


I will tell you this.
If you have a stock mustang suspenion, brakes, and rearend.

If you buy 17x8 wheels with 4.75 backspacing and 225 45 17 tires, they will fit without a problem.


If you want to start maximizing your rubber in the rear and front, you (and we) need to know more about the car.
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Old 03-02-2004, 10:38 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The whole car is all original with the factory front drum brakes and nothing on the car has been modified.
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